Defense: Point-Wise Current-Affairs/GS Articles 2018 (Including PIB)- Download PDF

  • Nov 7, 2018
  • 1 India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins at Visakhapatnam [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    3rd edition of Japan-India Maritime Exercise (JIMEX) commenced at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. JIMEX-18 is aimed to enhance interoperability, improve understanding & imbibe best practices b/w navies of 2 countries.

    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

    India-Japan Bilateral Maritime Exercise ‘JIMEX 18’ Begins

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  • Oct 31, 2018
  • 1 Successful Flight Test of Prahar [ Sci-Tech, Defense ]

    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahar’. It can be launched from road mobile system, which can carry 6 missiles at time.

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    Image of Defence Research & Development Organisation

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  • Oct 29, 2018
  • 1 Controlling Corruption in Defence Deals [ Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Details of agreement signed for purchase of arms & ammunitions cannot be disclosed in interest of national security as well as in interest of India’s relations w/foreign countries.

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  • Oct 21, 2018
  • 1 ITI Partners with Startups to Boost Manufacturing of ICT, IoT and Defence Tech. Based Solutions [ Edu., Eco., Defense ]

    ITI signed agreements equipment manufacturers & startups on sidelines of 1st edition of ITI’s 2-day ‘ICT & IoT Startup Tech Expo’ in Bengaluru. Objective: To manufacture wide range of ICT-IOT based solutions.

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  • Oct 15, 2018
  • 1 Maiden Flight Test of MPATGM Successful [ Defense ]

    India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted 1st successful flight test of indigenously designed & developed 3rd generation Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).

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    Image of Maiden Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

    Image of Maiden Flight Test of MPATGM Successful

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  • 2 CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame Components for LCA Tejas [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj. ]

    CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) received order of more than Rs. 100 cr. for delivering critical composite airframe components to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for LCA-Tejas Full Operational Capability (FOC) standard aircraft.

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    CSIR Laboratory to Manufacture Critical Composite Air-Frame

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  • Oct 5, 2018
  • 1 Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ [ Defense ]

    Indigenously developed Helicopter launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) ‘HELINA’ was successfully flight tested from Indian Army Helicopter at Pokhran range. Weapon system was tested for its full range.

    Map of Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ in Pokhran Range

    Map of Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ in Pokhran Range

    Map of Successful Flight Test of ATGM ‘HELINA’ in Pokhran Range

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  • 2 Dr G. Satheesh Reddy Appointed Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO [ Defense ]

    Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) appointed distinguished missile scientist Dr. G Satheesh Reddy as Secretary of Department of Defence R&D (DDR&D) & Chairman of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

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  • Oct 1, 2018
  • 1 Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee (Important) [ Defense, Committees & Bodies ]

    Union Defence Ministry approved most of proposals of committee of experts, headed by Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar (Retd. ) to bring host of reforms in military & improve financial management.

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    Image of Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee

    Image of Recommendations of D. B. Shekatkar Committee

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  • Sep 7, 2018
  • 1 Indian Naval Officer Commander Abhilash Tomy Selected for Golden Globe Race 2018 [ Sports, Defense ]

    Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy is selected to participate in prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR), which commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on 1st July, 2018.

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    Image of Indian Naval Officer Commander Abhilash Tomy

    Image of Indian Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy

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  • Sep 1, 2018
  • 1 Committee Set Up to Synergize NCC and NSS [ Edu., Defense, Committees & Bodies ]

    Govt. has set up committee under Chairmanship of Shri Anil Swarup to suggest measures to strengthen National Cadet Corps (NCC) & National Service Scheme (NSS). Each NSS unit adopts village or slum for taking up its activities.

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  • Aug 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India’S 4 Ports Abroad: India’S Strategic Coastline Extends from Seychelles to Indonesia(Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India & Indonesia have agreed to upgrade their ties to comprehensive strategic partnership as 2 countries signed 15 agreements including one on defence cooperation. India got military access to Indonesia’s Sabang port. That adds to our growing naval heft in neighbourhood.

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    Image of India’s Coastline Extends from Seychelles

    Image of India’s Coastline Extends from Seychelles

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  • Aug 23, 2018
  • 1 Pakistan Successfully Tests Enhanced Babur Cruise Missile [ Defense ]

    Pakistan test fired enhanced version of indigenously built Babur cruise missile that can deliver conventional & non-conventional weapons w/range of 700 kilometres on 14th April, 2018.

    Pakistan Successfully Tests Enhanced Babur Cruise Missile

    Pakistan Successfully Tests Enhanced Babur Cruise Missile

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  • Aug 22, 2018
  • 1 SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    Attending India’s 1st summit as full member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), PM said connectivity w/neighbourhood is India’s priority. This is 1st time after becoming full member of this organization of India & Pakistan when Indian PM has arrived to attend summit.

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18<sup>th</sup> SCO Summit

    SCO Summit: PM Floats ‘SECURE’ Concept at 18th SCO Summit

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  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1 Indian Planning to Buy Russian S-400 Triumf India Air Defense Missile System [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India will buy S 400 Triumf Air Defense Missile System from Russia for Air Force. This decision of India was not taken well by the US. After being deployed in border of China & Pakistan, Indian Army will get boost in hitting any air targets coming from these 2 countries.

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    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

    Image of Desi and Videshi Missile Shields

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  • 2 ’Satan 2′ Nuclear Missile Test-Launched by Russia- ‘Invulnerable’ Arsenal [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    New Russian intercontinental ballistic missile will be able to fly over North or South Poles & strike any target in world. It was test-launched for 2nd time. Russia’s defense ministry released video showing Sarmat ICBM blasting off from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in its northern Arkhang

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  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 1 Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal: Calls for Expediting Online Cybercrime Reporting Portal [ Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Union Home Ministry directed to expedite launch of online cybercrime reporting portal due to deep concern over rising misuse of Internet for circulating child pornography & other obscene material.

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  • Aug 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is LEMOA? (Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India & U. S on Monday signed bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) giving militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies & repairs.

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    LEMOA Pact

    • LEMOA stands for Logistics Exchan

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  • Aug 16, 2018
  • 1 BrahMos Achieves Big ‘Make in India’ Feat [ Defense ]

    BrahMos, world’s fastest & most formidable anti-ship cruise missile, was successfully test fired w/indigenous seeker at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan on 22nd March, 2018. BrahMos ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30MKI Fighter Aircraft modifi

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  • 2 Agni-5 Missile Successfully Tested: Details of Agni-5 [ Defense ]

    India successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 from Integrated Test Range on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island, previously known as Wheeler Island on 3rdJune, 2018.

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    Image of Agni 5 Test-Fired

    Image of Agni 5 Test-Fired

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  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 1 Government Releases Draft Policy on Defence Production [ Defense ]

    The Defence Ministry has come out with a draft policy which envisages achieving a turnover of Rs. 1, 70, 000 crore in military goods and services by 2025 for promoting the domestic defence industry.

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  • Jul 26, 2018
  • 1 Manufacture of Light Weight Bullet-Proof Jackets- Make in India [ Defense ]

    Government has adopted multi-prolonged approach towards indigenous development and manufacture of lightweight bulletproof jackets and steps have been taken in this regard. DRDO has also collaborated with academic institutions for development of lighter next generation Bulletproof

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  • Jul 25, 2018
  • 1 Def Expo 2018 – Showcasing ‘India: the Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ [ Defense ]

    The objective of this year’s DefExpo was to brand India as a defense exporter of defense systems and components for all three services and showcasing strengths of India’s growing private industry and emerging Defense MSMEs base. The tagline of DefExpo 2018 is ‘India: The Emerging

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  • 2 Successful Flight Test of ATGM NAG (Important) [ Defense ]

    India successfully test-fired Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) Nag in desert conditions. The third-generation fire-and-forget ATGM has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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  • Jul 20, 2018
  • 1 AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal: What is AFSPA? [ Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was completely removed from Meghalaya & some areas of Arunachal Pradesh w/effect from 1st April 2018.40 % of Meghalaya was under AFSPA including 20 km stretch of state’s 884.9 km border with Assam till September 2017.

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    Map of AFSPA Revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

    Map of AFSPA revoked in Meghalaya, Parts of Arunachal

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  • Jul 17, 2018
  • 1 India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World’S Largest Deal [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    India is looking to buy more than 100 new fighter jets. Deal is expected to cost upwards of Rs. 100, 000 cr. or about 15 billion dollars which will be world’s largest for fighter jets.

    India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World's Largest Deal

    India Seeks $15 Billion Fighter Jets in World’s Largest Deal

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  • Jul 9, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Assistance to States for Modernization of Police- Modern Weapons to Tackle Terrorist [ Defense, Schemes & Proj. ]

    On April 4, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs said that fight in Naxals is State subject & Centre can only assist State Governments. Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) are provided w/latest state-of-the-art weapons to tackle terrorist & naxalite activities.

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    Map of India Naxal Affected Districts

    Map of India Naxal Affected Districts

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  • Jul 6, 2018
  • 1 INSV Tarini Completes Historic Circumnavigation [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy’s 6-member all-women Navy crew on board of INSV Tarini vessel reached Panaji, Goa after circumnavigating around globe in 254 days under Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition.

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    Image of INSV Tarini Completes Historic Circumnavigation

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  • Jul 5, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Exercise Gagan Shakti-2018: IVTT Operations in Northern & North Eastern Sector (Important) [ Defense ]

    In Gagan Shakti 2018 exercise, Indian Air Force along w/Indian Army undertook Inter Valley Troop Transfer (IVTT) & mass casualty air evacuation drill. IVTT was conducted in high hills of Northern & North-Eastern Sector, while air evacuation drill was carried out in Kolkata on 19t

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  • Jul 4, 2018
  • 1 IAF Vintage Flight Unit- Dakota DC-3: Homebound to India [ Defense ]

    Indian military aircraft, which played pivotal role in 1947 - 48 India-Pakistan war, is fully restored to its original glory & is set to begin its flight back to India on 16th April. WWII aircraft has undergone extensive £580, 000 refurbishment in UK by Reflight Air Works Ltd.

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    Image of IAF Vintage Flight Unit- Dakota DC-3

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  • Jul 2, 2018
  • 1 Annual Exercise Between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume (Bonhomie) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    The annual India-China military exercise would resume, noting that the relationship between the two countries which had turned “sour” after the Doklam stand-off was now improving. The information was shared by the Army Chief.

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    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

    Image Annual Exercise between Indian, Chinese Armies to Resume

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  • Jun 28, 2018
  • 1 Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    The Indo-French joint naval exercise Varuna-18 was held in Arabian Sea off Goa coast to explore measures to facilitate operational-level interactions between their armed forces and increase mutual cooperation, considering the common global threats.

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    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

    Image of Varuna 2018: Naval Exercise with French Navy

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  • Jun 26, 2018
  • 1 Website of Indian Naval Placement Agency Launched [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy has launched a new placement portal for naval veterans, widows and their dependents. A large number of highly skilled personnel leave Indian Navy, in their 30s and 40s to ensure a young fighting force for the nation.

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 🌟 India and France Ink 14 Pacts, Major Boost to Defence & Nuclear Energy Cooperation-(Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    France is the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over six billion dollars from April 2000 to October 2017. Indian and French forces would be able to access each other’s ports and bases in the Indian Ocean region.

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  • 2 🌟 Global Firepower Index or Power Index: Indian Military Ranked 4th Strongest in World (Important) [ Defense, Ranks & Indices ]

    Out of 133 countries, India is ranked fourth on a global index for its military strength, only the United States, Russia and China are ranked above India on the list. Pakistan is ranked 13th on the Global Firepower index 2017.

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  • Jun 11, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 3) [ Health, Defense ]

    Indian Army finalises Rs. 15000 crore indigenous ammunition project - Indian Army has finalised Rs. 15, 000-crore indigenous ammunition project. Range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously.

    • It aims to overcome long delays in imports and a

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  • Jun 10, 2018
  • 1 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 (Part – 2) [ Health, Defense ]

    Zero Hunger Programme to be launched in October - Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector in India will be launched on occasion of World Food Day (October 16). Focus on agriculture, nutrition and health in a symbiotic manner.

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  • 2 📹 Expected Questions on Health and Defense 2018 - (Part - 1) [ Health, Defense ]

    Usutu Virus - It belongs to “flavivirus” family along with tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile, and Dengue virus, The virus is an African origin and it was first detected in Austria in 2001. It caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds and songbirds.

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  • Jun 7, 2018
  • 1 Boron Carbide Ceramic Bullet Proof Jackets for Army Under ‘Make in India’ [ Defense ]

    Major Contract for procurement of 1.86 lakh bulletproof jacket has been signed after successful conduct of field evaluation trials. Jackets have state-of-the-art specifications w/added protection level.

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    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

    Image of Bullet Proof Jackets for Army

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  • Jun 4, 2018
  • 1 Trishul Special Olympics & Paralympics Games for Special Children [ Sports, Defense ]

    Aviation based armed forces Wives Welfare Association along w/Special Olympics Bharat were directed opening function of Trishul Special Olympics & Paralympic Games for Special Children at Western Air Command Sports ground, Subroto Park.

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    Image of India’s Paralympic Triumph

    Image of India’s Paralympic Triumph

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  • May 30, 2018
  • 1 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 14) [ Sci-Tech, Defense, Schemes & Proj., Yojana ]

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic commission: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) was established by a resolution adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO.

    • It assists governments to address their individual and collective ocean and coastal mana

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  • 2 Expected Most Important Topics for UPSC - 2018 (Part - 6) [ Sci-Tech, Policy-Governance, Defense ]

    Mumbai 12th wealthiest city in the world - According to a report by New World Wealth, Mumbai, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city. Mumbai also features among the top to cities in terms of billionaire population.

    • The list of 15wealthiest cities was topped by New

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  • 3 Andaman & Nicobar Command to Host Milan 2018 [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    Milan is a multilateral naval exercise hosted by the Indian Navy under the aegis of the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The biennial event is held in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and features professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures between partic

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  • May 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What are Greenfield & Brownfield Projects? Nabagram Military Station - (Important) [ Defense ]

    Nabargram Military Station is planned as green field project on 250 acres of defence land. Green Field Project means Work, which is not following prior work. Projects on unused lands where there is no need to rebuild & demolish existing structure are called Green Field Projects.

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  • May 22, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Indian Defence University in Gurugram, Haryana (Important) [ Defense ]

    Indian National Defence University (INDU) is a proposed university of defence of the Government of India which will be established at Binola on Delhi-Jaipur NH 48 in Gurgram. It is likely to be functional by 2018 - 19. Cabinet de-notified three marla of land overlapping National

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  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 1 Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological Systems Inaugurated at INS Garuda [ Defense ]

    The Indian Navy started operation of the Integrated Automatic Aviation Meteorological System (IAAMS) at INS Garuda, Naval air station located in Kochi, Kerala. IAAMS is equipped with state-of-the-art meteorological sensors, Radar Vertical Wind Profiler, Ceilometer, Transmissomete

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